11/04/2018 (Sun) 18:35:27
>>3093Transcript of the relevant part:
[Robert D. Ballard] Last time we were here which was in 1999, Israel said we were off their coast and they came out with a gunboat, and that's pretty convincing, and they also sent observers but they said but you're beyond our territorial waters. Therefore, you don't have to ask permission here beyond our territorial claims, but then the law changed and the borders shifted and it became Egyptian waters.
[Narrator] Ballard was awaiting final permission from the Egyptians, when elusive Phoenicians slipped away again
[Robert D. Ballard] All of the sudden we get a letter from our State Department in Cairo, saying that the Egyptian military deems our mission a threat to the national security of Egypt
, wow, that's amazing.